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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 997-07
August 13, 2007

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
 
            Pvt. Alan J. Austin, 21, of Houston, died Aug. 12 near Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered from a non-combat related accident. He was assigned to the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
            The incident is under investigation.
 
            For more information related to this release, the media may contact the 82nd Airborne Division public affairs office at (910) 432-0661.